Fedora 24 : 1:dovecot (2016-bb22a24d3d)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 96057



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Fixed crash in auth process when auth-policy was configured and authentication was aborted/failed without a username set.

- director: If two users had different tags but the same hash, the users may have been redirected to the wrong tag's hosts.

- Index files may have been thought incorrectly lost, causing 'Missing middle file seq=..' to be logged and index rebuild. This happened more easily with IMAP hibernation enabled.

- Various fixes to restoring state correctly in un-hibernation.

- dovecot.index files were commonly 4 bytes per email too large. This is because 3 bytes per email were being wasted that could have been used for IMAP keywords.

- Various fixes to handle dovecot.list.index corruption better.

- lib-fts: Fixed assert-crash in address tokenizer with specific input.

- Fixed assert-crash in HTML to text parsing with specific input (e.g. for FTS indexing or snippet generation)

- doveadm sync -1: Fixed handling mailbox GUID conflicts.

- sdbox, mdbox: Perform full index rebuild if corruption is detected inside lib-index, which runs index fsck.

- quota: Don't skip quota checks when moving mails between different quota roots.

- search: Multiple sequence sets or UID sets in search parameters weren't handled correctly. They were incorrectly merged together.

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Update the affected 1:dovecot package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96057

File Name: fedora_2016-bb22a24d3d.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/22/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:1:dovecot, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:24

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 12/22/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-8652